Elite Evangelicals are puppets on strings being pulled by their ruling class masters. Case in point is Tim Keller’s recent New York Times piece, which is a great example of how the elite Evangelical mind has been captured by worldly ends.
Supposedly tackling the problem of how Christians fit into the two-party system, Keller instead treats us to straw man arguments and silences that would make John Cage blush.
Keller says, “Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply ‘preach the Gospel.'” So far, so good. But he then tells us that to “not be political is to be political.” Liberals everywhere would nod their heads in agreement. Politics is all-consuming for them; there is no escape.
Purportedly trying to be cross-partisan, he goes down the ruling class Christmas list. Of course, he says, we need to “work for better public schools or for a justice system not weighted against the poor or to end racial segregation requires political engagement.” Hillary Clinton couldn’t have said it any better. (And what about Jesus’ admonition, “The poor you will always have with you”?)
We are told that Christians “should not identify the Christian church or faith with a political party as the only Christian one.” Well, of course the Kingdom of Man and God are distinct. But it’s another thing to act, as Keller does, as if the two parties are basically the same. This is gaslighting of the highest degree.
Only one party supports abortion on demand, beating their opponents with billy clubs in the streets, defaming good men with last-second lies, opening up women’s bathrooms to confused men, ad infinitum. Only one party ran the most corrupt person to ever run for the presidency in Hillary Clinton. I rest my case.
Keller isn’t as bad as Russell Moore, who argued in the pages of the Times in 2016 that Christians voting for Donald Trump likely lost their salvation. But he’s still a ruling class flunky.